Science fiction is the bridge between what we envision for the far future and what we see in practice today. By showing us the possible dream worlds or living hells, such works of art touch upon the most relevant moral, ethical, social or political issues linked to technological progress.

We have no idea what the rapid technological development, the so-called fourth industrial revolution will bring upon us in the next decades. There is only one certainty: we will need a new set of skills to find our place in the future.

Terrorism is and will always be out there as we do not live in a world depicted in the movie Minority Report where crimes can be prevented by foreseeing them. We cannot and we do not want to supervise people’s lives as that would be the death of privacy. Also, disruptive technologies not only enhance […]



Why Is Measuring Data About Your Condition Worth It?

This is not a new story but I’m always fascinated when I read it again and again. Doug Kanter measured data about his life, his condition, blood sugar levels and every details that could have been relevant.

Later, he published his findings and what he learnt during the process. Amazing read and a perfect proof for those against measuring health data as patients that this can lead to better health and disease management. After some time, he realized that his average blood sugar levels became lower due to self-management.

Doug released a service, Databetes, to help other patients with diabetes better manage their condition.

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Webicina.com: New Design, New Mission

Webicina.com is my service that aims to help medical professionals and patients enter the web 2.0 era by providing them with e-courses, consulting and personalized packages.

Now we created a new design in order to help patients and doctors where find the content they are really interested in.

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Webicina.com main page

If you are a patient and looking for reliable health information and web 2.0 tools focusing on your medical condition, we built packages for you. Check out the Diabetes 2.0, Depression 2.0 packages and stay tuned for the next one, Cancer 2.0 that will be launched this Sunday.

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Webicina.com Patients' Page

If you are a medical professional, you can check the services we can provide you with, follow the latest medical news with PeRSSonalized Medicine and we will also make our medical personalized Web 2.0 Guidance Packages public next week. The first topic is rheumatology.

Webicina.com Medical Professionals' Page
Webicina.com Medical Professionals' Page

We have many plans for the near future. Sign up for our newsletter to receive updates about the improvements.

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Webicina Poll: Which Web 2.0 Guidance Package Next?

Webicina.com is my service that aims to help medical professionals and patients enter the web 2.0 era by providing them with e-courses, consulting and personalized packages.

A few days ago, we released the first free medical web 2.0 guidance package focusing on diabetes. As this is meant to be a collaborative effort where we are totally open to your suggestions, we would like to ask you to decide which medical condition to focus on next.

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Further reading:

24 Hours with Diabetes

Kerri Morrone Sparling at Sixuntilme.com shared her normal day with us in her post 24 Hours with Diabetes. Such posts can help other diabetic patients around the world so much.

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Kerri sent me a lot of useful suggestions when creating the first Diabetes 2.0 package on Webicina.